That the generation to come might know . . . (Psalm 78:6).
God’s Word tells us of the importance of children in the eyes of God. In Russia and her neighboring countries, generations are growing up with little or no knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, and reaching them with the Gospel is critical.
Russian children and their families face monumental challenges. Economic conditions have been unstable since the Soviet collapse, and even two decades after the end of atheistic communism, millions are left with an enormous spiritual vacuum. Parents want better lives for their children, and they are deeply grateful when caring local church workers show genuine love to their little ones. Because of this, evangelical churches have tremendous opportunities for evangelistic outreach and discipleship ministries dedicated to children. Best of all, as the children are shown Christ’s love through the local church and believe the Gospel, the children often become the evangelists to reach their whole families.
Children are the church of tomorrow, and whether it’s through SGA-sponsored summer camps, orphan ministry or Sunday schools, the God-given opportunities to reach them are truly vast.
April 1st, 2015Today, I visited an orphanage in Vovchik, Ukraine, which is a village located in the Chernobyl area. I accompanied the Orphans Reborn team from Revival Church, which included Pastor Yaroslav Machinsky, and OR coordinator Grigory Karpov. Grigory was raised in an orphanage himself. He is married and has a daughter. He and his wife have carried on the OR ministry in Vovchik for a long time.
March 2nd, 2015SGA-sponsored Orphans Reborn teams primarily carry out their dedicated ministries at orphanages and children’s homes across Russia and her neighboring countries. But the Lord often brings other wonderful ministry opportunities their way beyond the walls of the orphanage.
February 23rd, 2015Our hearts rejoice when we hear the wonderful news from SGA-sponsored Orphans Reborn teams that another door has opened for lonely, forgotten orphan children to hear the Gospel.
January 8th, 2015We were blessed today to receive a fast report from the Russian city of Pskov, where Konstantin Luposhtyan is an SGA-sponsored missionary pastor. Konstantin wrote to express their thanks, and to praise God for the tremendous ministry opportunity SGA partners helped make possible.